John Ashbery

I’ve put off writing about Ashbery. He’s the most famous poet you’ve never heard of. Sometimes a bit DADA. Sometimes a tad Surrealist. Sometimes almost a procedural poet of sorts.

At his finest, from the early sixties to the mid eighties,he had a richness, a vocabulary, a density, a range of reference and a way of eluding fixed meaning nobody could match.

He once said he wanted to write poetry that left critics nothing to say.

http://www.blographia-literaria.com/2008/03/from-clepsydra-by-john-ashbery.html

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/daffy-duck-in-hollywood/

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/into-the-dusk-charged-air/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-ashbery

http://ucb-cluj.org/2012/10/16/when-the-lyrical-i-destabilizes-a-close-reading-of-lines-from-ashberys-clepsydra/

 

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